It is important to protect your registered or incorporated trademark so that others aren’t using the trademark for their products or services. In most cases, you can prevent trademark infringement at an early stage by using a Trademark Watching Service, but sometimes a legal process is required.
We provide legal advice regardless of whether you are a plaintiff or defendant in a case of trademark infringement, which means we have extensive knowledge into both sides. We help you all the way from the first contact to the final decision.
If you are the trademark owner, no one has the right to use the trademark without your permission. This means, among other things, that no one has the right to use a symbol, brand, logo, name, word and / or sentence that are identical or similar to your trademark according to the Trademark Act.
Anyone who uses an identical or similar trademark without your consent can be guilty of trademark infringement and may, for example, be sentenced to pay damages and in some cases be punished by imprisonment or a fine. Of course, the same laws and regulations are required for e-commerce.
Depending on the circumstances, the person who commits trademark infringement can be sentenced to pay damages, fines and imprisonment.
But usually the plaintiff goes to court and demands that the court prohibit the defendant from continuing to use that plaintiff’s trademark. It is also common for the respondent to pay a reasonable compensation in the event of trademark infringement.
By monitoring your brand, you can quickly detect and stop brand infringement at an early stage.